The gang also stabbed the victim with knives, as some others smashed concrete blocks on his head.
Two other residents of Lawani Street, Sheriff Ajani and Samuel Junior, sustained gunshot injuries, while two vehicles were damaged by the hoodlums.
A source told The Punch that fight started at 10am on Sunday and continued till 7pm when the gang members allegedly engaged in an exchange of gunfire with security operatives.
It was gathered that policemen from Area C, Area D, Rapid Response Squad and OP MESA soldiers, chased the suspected cult members into Gbobi Sabe, Ogunjobi and Ereko streets.
The source said, “It all started around 10am on Sunday. Femi and a friend were going to a betting centre when the hoodlums, who had mingled with some bus passengers at a park along the Ikorodu Road, seized him.
“In broad daylight, they started hitting his head with a hammer as some of them smashed blocks on his head. They stabbed him in the face with knives. They were about killing him when a group of people rescued him. He was rushed to a hospital where he is lying in a critical condition.
“Just some minutes later, the hoodlums reinforced, entered into Lawani Street and opened fire on residents. The attackers are Japron and Ereko boys. They include Seidu, Usher, Abbey, Jibade,Famous and Wasiri. They were calling boys on Lawani Street to come out.”
A resident of Ereko, who identified himself as Samsudeen Olayemi, said the fight was for the control of territories.
“It had nothing to do with us. It was among those who wanted to control the Jibowu area to take fees from POP sellers. We called the police to intervene,” he said.
Although normalcy had returned, a police team was observed patrolling the flashpoints yesterday.